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New York Times, Monday, November 4, 1996

Author:
P. Wilson
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Pauline Wilson

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQX} This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Wilson. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1996, The New York TimesNo. 1104 ( 17,163 )

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Across
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Blue-ribbon position : FIRST
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Tiny aquatic plant : ALGA
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Radar screen dot : BLIP
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Thespian : ACTOR
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"Crazy" bird : LOON
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Moreno of "West Side Story" : RITA
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School essay : THEME
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Pepper's partner : SALT
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"Oh, woe!" : ALAS
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Start of a comment by critic George Jean Nathan : BADOFFICIALS
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Like hen's teeth : SCARCE
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"I surrender!" : UNCLE
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Part 2 of the comment : AREELECTEDBY
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Washington Mayor Marion : BARRY
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Sharpens : HONES
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Puppy's bite : NIP
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Opera singer Pinza : EZIO
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Virile : MANLY
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Zola courtesan : NANA
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Kind of whisky : RYE
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Ill-fated ship Andrea ___ : DORIA
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Olympian's prize : MEDAL
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Part 3 of the comment : GOODCITIZENS
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Atlantic fish : SCROD
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Fish-eating hawk : OSPREY
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End of the comment : WHODONOTVOTE
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Helps : AIDS
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Natural balm : ALOE
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Prefix with -pedic : ORTHO
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Prefix with logical : IDEO
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Not the front or back : SIDE
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Arctic, for one : OCEAN
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Sign gas : NEON
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"___ Dreams" (1994 documentary film) : HOOP
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Nairobi's land : KENYA
Down
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More than hefty : FAT
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"___ bin ein Berliner" : ICH
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Expy., e.g. : RTE
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Hat for a siesta : SOMBRERO
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Excessively sweet : TREACLY
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As well : ALSO
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Goof off : LOAF
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Game on a green : GOLF
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Not pro : ANTI
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Intellectually gifted : BRAINY
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State flower of New Hampshire : LILAC
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"Darn ___!" : ITALL
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Old hat : PASSE
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Joey ___ & the Starliters (60's group) : DEE
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Chicago team : CUBS
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Cavalry sword : SABER
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Nutso : CRAZY
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Eagle's nest : AERIE
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Swiss ___ (vegetable) : CHARD
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Gin's partner : TONIC
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China's Zhou ___ : ENLAI
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Actress Susan : DEY
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Ralph who wrote "Unsafe at Any Speed" : NADER
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Silly : INANE
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Very friendly : PALSY
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Dairy farm sound : MOO
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Chief Joseph's tribe : NEZPERCE
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Dumbbell : DODO
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Identified wrongly : MISTOOK
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Special boy : GODSON
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Overly : TOO
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Beau : SWAIN
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Rebuke : CHIDE
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Bucking bronco event : RODEO
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"Candy / Is dandy..." humorist : NASH
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Mishmash : OLIO
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Kind of list : TODO
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Mondale or Quayle, e.g. : VEEP
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Countdown start : TEN
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Cow chow : HAY
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Go ___ diet : ONA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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